NASA OPSPARC

Categories:engineering, Science, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Oct 9, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Solve a problem redesigning NASA technology.

OPTIMUS PRIME wants you to identify NASA Spinoff technology in your world and test your skills at designing an innovation that will make your universe a better place! Mission Earth focuses on technologies for our home planet. By taking on this mission, you will find ways to adapt Earth science technologies for humanitarian purposes. Just like an engineer, you will use an engineering design process to create your own spinoff that may solve a real-world problem for Earth’s neighbors.

There will be two semifinalists and one honorable mention for elementary, middle and high school grade categories for each mission. Elementary school category semifinalists will be paired with a mentor from Mad Science to guide them in creating a presentation about their concept for a panel of NASA and industry judges. Middle school and high school semifinalists will be paired with engineering college students to develop 3D presentations and a marketing plan within NIAUniverse, a physics-based virtual world setting. Semifinalists will present their virtual world to a panel of NASA and industry judges. The finalists will be selected based upon their presentations. In June 2020, the winning elementary, middle, and high school teams will be invited to a two-day Winner’s Workshop and Awards Ceremony at Goddard, with special tours and activities. See the Awards & Recognition page for more details.

 

Students use a combination of text, images, and videos to create a webpage with Adobe Spark and share your ideas with NASA.

See competition website.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Managing Organization: National Institutes of Aerospace

Contact:

OPSPARC@privo.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
OPSPARC is open to students in grades 3-12. This year’s challenge is open to citizens from the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and, for the first time, citizens of the Netherlands. Students can work as individuals or in teams of up to four people. Click here to see the complete <a href="https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/rules-n-guidelines/" rel=" noopener"><u>Rules & Regulations</u>.</a>

Registration Opens
Oct 9, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

Solve a problem redesigning NASA technology.

OPTIMUS PRIME wants you to identify NASA Spinoff technology in your world and test your skills at designing an innovation that will make your universe a better place! Mission Earth focuses on technologies for our home planet. By taking on this mission, you will find ways to adapt Earth science technologies for humanitarian purposes. Just like an engineer, you will use an engineering design process to create your own spinoff that may solve a real-world problem for Earth’s neighbors.

There will be two semifinalists and one honorable mention for elementary, middle and high school grade categories for each mission. Elementary school category semifinalists will be paired with a mentor from Mad Science to guide them in creating a presentation about their concept for a panel of NASA and industry judges. Middle school and high school semifinalists will be paired with engineering college students to develop 3D presentations and a marketing plan within NIAUniverse, a physics-based virtual world setting. Semifinalists will present their virtual world to a panel of NASA and industry judges. The finalists will be selected based upon their presentations. In June 2020, the winning elementary, middle, and high school teams will be invited to a two-day Winner’s Workshop and Awards Ceremony at Goddard, with special tours and activities. See the Awards & Recognition page for more details.

 

Process

Students use a combination of text, images, and videos to create a webpage with Adobe Spark and share your ideas with NASA.

Criteria

See competition website.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Managing Organization: National Institutes of Aerospace

Contact:

OPSPARC@privo.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
OPSPARC is open to students in grades 3-12. This year’s challenge is open to citizens from the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and, for the first time, citizens of the Netherlands. Students can work as individuals or in teams of up to four people. Click here to see the complete <a href="https://opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov/rules-n-guidelines/" rel=" noopener"><u>Rules & Regulations</u>.</a>

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 9, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York